Today, Congressman Matt Salmon (AZ-05) issued the following statement regarding his vote against raising the debt ceiling.
"As I have said many times before, I came back to Washington dead serious about cutting spending and balancing our budget. Ultimately, I could not in good conscience support raising the debt limit without corresponding reductions in spending to offset the increase in borrowing. It's time we start voting to actually reduce spending and begin the process of balancing the budget. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House to begin doing just that."